How do we righteously respond to opposition

Jesus finished his beatitudes with this:

Blessed are those who are persecuted because of
righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute
you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you
because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is
your reward in heaven, for in the same way they
persecuted the prophets who were before you.

He now fleshes out the kingdom conduct they are to
display when they face this kind of opposition.
Remember, this opposition is because they (and all
disciples) are being righteous according to Jesus’
standards, displaying kingdom values and practices.